Registered Overseas Voters with complete biometric data may file the following types of applications through the COMELEC-OFOV’s Virtual Frontline Services (VFS), provided that no changes to their biometric data shall be made. (Based on Section 28-32 of COMELEC Resolution No. 10833)
- Transfer (Post to Post or Country to Country);
- Reactivation of OVRR;
- Reinstatement of Names Inadvertently Omitted from the NROV;
- Change of Address; and
- Correction of Entries or Change of Names.
Multiple types of applications may also be filed through the VFS provided that the applications only include the abovementioned types (e.g. Transfer with Reactivation and Correction of Entries).
Applicants may file their requests or applications through electronic mail by sending the scanned copy of the accomplished OVF No. 1 to the OFOV’s email address for Overseas Voters’ Concerns (email@example.com), including in the said email a scanned copy of the Philippine Passport or Seafarer’s Record Book, and other supporting documents.
Virtual/Online Remote Appearance as a Substitute for Physical/In-Person Appearance. – In cases where the filing of a sworn application or an application under oath is required by law, the OFOV’s Election Officers and designated Administrative Officers are authorized to conduct interviews with the applicants to verify their identity and to administer oaths using video conferencing software.
Printouts of Accomplished OVF 1 Regarded as Equivalent to the Original. – Considering that the mode of submission of the accomplished and signed OVF 1 is via email, the electronic files containing the accomplished and signed OVF 1 attached to the email sent by the applicants shall be regarded as functional equivalents of their paper-based counterparts. Their printouts shall likewise be considered as equivalents of the original, after their contents and due execution have been verified and confirmed by the Election Officers of the OFOV during the interviews conducted by video conference.
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